Jesse Fried hiring summer RAs

Professor Fried is looking for one or two summer research assistants for projects in venture capital, corporate governance, and executive compensation.  Work is part-time and hours are flexible.  I anticipate each student will work between 50-100 hours over the summer.  Excellent research and editing skills required.  Please send to Carole Mason at  camason at law.harvard.edu the following information: (1) a letter indicating your relevant background, other summer plans, and amount of time available, (2) a resume, and (3) your law school grades.  1Ls encouraged to apply.

Harvard Defenders 1L Summer Internships

Harvard Defenders seeks 1Ls interested in criminal defense work for our full-time, ten-week summer program. Our summer associates will represent indigent individuals accused of crimes in show-cause hearings before clerk magistrates in the greater Boston area.   If interested, please submit a resume to  droper at jd11.law.harvard.edu or  jtshiamala at jd11.law.harvard.edu.  Offers will be made on a rolling basis.

For more information, visit our website at www.law.harvard.edu

Prof. Kaplow hiring summer RAs

Professor Kaplow is looking for research assistants, mainly for antitrust. Please send to Molly Eskridge (HA318A,  meskridge at law.harvard.edu) the following information: (1) a letter indicating your relevant background and amount of time available, (2) a resume, and (3) a law school transcript (informal is fine). 1Ls are encouraged to apply. Please substitute/supplement with undergraduate information for item #3.

Office for Sustainability

What would you change with $5,000?  Apply for a Student Sustainability Grant from the Harvard Office for Sustainability (OFS).  Projects must be on-campus and contribute to Harvard’s greenhouse gas reduction goal and/or other sustainability efforts. Funding will be awarded both to individual students and to groups.  Partnerships with staff are also highly encouraged! Projects do not need to be completed until next fall. Winners will be announced at the Harvard Green Carpet Awards on April 23, at 3pm in Sanders Theater.  Visit http://www.green.harvard.edu/grants for more information and to apply.

Part-Time Position Opening: PON Student Web Content Developer

PON Student Web Content Developer

The Program on Negotiation (PON) is looking for an energetic, self-starting student, with a strong interest in negotiation and dispute resolution, to serve as a Student Web Content Developer. This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic organization on the leading edge of research and teaching in negotiation and conflict resolution. The student will support a wide range of PON website components. Tasks include writing and posting web content, composing summaries of existing faculty research and PON publications, modifying and formatting graphics and photos, and performing discrete tasks for website projects as needed.

Position duration: ASAP through the summer with the potential to continue through the fall semester.  The job is part time (10-15 hours per week) with flexible work hours.  Hourly rate: $11.50.

Requirements:  All applicants must be current Harvard students.

Basic Qualifications: Knowledge of Content Management System technology (such as Word Press), strong writing skills, interest in negotiation and conflict resolution. Previous blogging experience preferred.

Applicants should send a resume and statement of interest to Sarah Whitman at  swhitman at law.harvard.edu.

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Green Carpet Award Nominations – due April 9th

Nominate your friends and colleagues for the first annual Harvard Green Carpet Awards by this Friday April 9th! Visit http://green.harvard.edu/greencarpet#3.

Individual winners from each School and Unit will be honored, and awards will be given for Waste/Water Reduction, GHG Reduction, Capital Projects, Green Teams, and Student Projects.

In addition, the Office for Sustainability and Office of the President and Provost cordially invite you to join us for the Awards event itself on Friday April 23rd at 3pm in Sanders Theater (with a Sustainability Fair at 2pm and a reception at the Cambridge Queen’s Head at 4:15pm with FREE food and drinks for event attendees!)
 http://green.harvard.edu/greencarpet

Third Annual National Pretrial Competition at Stetson University in FLA (Oct. 8-9, 2010)

Stetson University College of Law and The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division invites Harvard Law School students to participate in the Third Annual National Pretrial Competition on October 8-9, 2010.  This year, Stetson has opened the competition to include 12 teams.

This competition captures what attorneys do every day in offices and courtrooms across the nation – pretrial motion practice.  Competing teams receive a problem containing two issues that would require pretrial resolution.  Each team writes two briefs – one for the respondent and one for the petitioner.  Then, upon submitting their briefs, teams receive supplemental information that may later or negate the arguments they submitted.  At the competition, teams present oral arguments, examine witnesses, and ultimately attempt to synthesize law and new facts in a final argument.

If you have any questions about the competition please do not hesitate to contact Stetson University.  You can visit their website (http://www.law.stetson.edu/pretrail), where you will find information from the 2009 competition, including the problem, rules, and supplemental information that was sent following receipt of the briefs.

Cora True-Frost, First-Year Legal Research & Writing Program

Cora True-Frost seeks a research assistant to work on a project in the field of international law with applications in human rights, trade, and environment. This project will commence at the end of April or early May and will likely conclude in early September 2010.  Excellent writing skills, bluebooking, and research experience are required. Basic knowledge of the relevant areas of international law is desirable.  If you are interested, please email your resume to Cora True-Frost at  ctruefrost at law.harvard.edu

Position opening: CRLS Speech & Debate Assistant Coach

Here’s your chance to coach a competitive high school debate team! CRLS is just down the street from HLS. In the Fall of 2006, the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School debate team started as an off-the-record club offering only Lincoln-Douglas Debate to a few students. Since then, the team has become a full speech and debate team, a member of the Massachusetts Forensics League, National Catholic Forensics League, and National Forensics League, an officially recognized CRLS club, and home to over thirty students. As an assistant coach, you and the head coach will have full responsibility and discretion over the team.

*Responsibilities*
-hold weekly meetings to help students prepare for tournaments -help find, cut, and prepare pieces for speech -guide research and case writing for debate -register and recruit judges for tournaments -attend tournaments or find a parent or other chaperon -work with the CRLS administration (transportation, budget, publicity, etc.) -recruit new students -ensure you are replaced if/when you can no longer fulfill these responsibilities

*Compensation*
-a small stipend per year (the school pays all tournament related costs, including transportation and fees)

Contact Emily Dupraz ( edupraz at law.harvard.edu) for more information.

New Student Organization on Campus

We are pleased to inform that “NEXO, the Association for Law and Business in Latin America at Harvard Law School” has recently been founded.

We invite all Harvard Law students interested in law and business in Latin America to join us.

NEXO is also a forum for students with business interests in Latin America beyond the legal aspects of business, such as entrepreneurship.

Join us on Facebook to keep up with future NEXO events, including our first guest speaker: Domenico De Sole, Chairman of the Board of Tom Ford International and former CEO of Gucci.

Harvard Law School Professor Hal Scott Seeks Research Assistant for the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation

Professor Hal S. Scott, Director of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, is looking for a research assistant with a strong social science or economics background to design a study of fraud in the residential mortgage market.

The membership of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, an independent and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) research organization, comprises thirty leaders from the investor community, business, finance, law, accounting and academia  http://www.capmktsreg.org/committeemembe…).

In 2009, the Committee produced a definitive research study on the global financial crisis. For more information on the Committee please visit: http://www.capmktsreg.org/.

Compensation is competitive, and most work can be done off-site.

Interested students please email the Committee Assistant Director, Jennifer Grygiel at  jgrygiel at law.harvard.edu, attaching a resume.

Full-Time Summer Job in Legal History

The Ames Foundation, a private Foundation associated with the Harvard Law School, is looking for one or two people to work closely with Professor Charles Donahue, the Literary Director of the Foundation, on a number of projects involving web publication of databases, documents, and images in medieval and early modern legal history. (To get some idea of the kind of thing that the Foundation is doing visit:
 http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/ames… )

The jobs are done on a contract basis but the contract payments are designed to ensure that the person who does them receives approximately $1000 for forty hours of work. There is at least two months’ worth of work to be done, and the job could continue in the fall. Technological experience is a must. The Foundation makes considerable use of VBA (and could be persuaded to move to Microsoft Script), as well as PHP and HTML/XML. Preference will be given to applicants with some acquaintance with Latin, the more the better. Please send applications with some indication of availability to  jreader at law.harvard.edu.

LAW STUDENTS WANTED FOR MOCK TRIAL EXPERIMENT

LAW STUDENTS WANTED FOR MOCK TRIAL EXPERIMENT: Two students are needed to play plaintiff’s attorney and defense attorney in a mock trial with expert witnesses, which will be videotaped the afternoon of Sunday, April 11. Compensation available, and a great experience to try out your cross-examination skills. Minimal time commitment required, but also opportunities for greater involvement in research, if desired.

Please contact: Christopher Robertson at  crobertson at law.harvard.edu.

Part-Time Research Assistant

Climenko Fellow Jill Goldenziel seeks a part-time research assistant proficient in statistics for project involving compliance with international refugee law. Proficiency in R or Stata required. Position will require 40 hours total before the end of June. Assistance will not be required during exam and reading periods. Pay is $11.50/hour. Hours will be flexible and can be a great supplement to other summer work. If interested, please send a resume, 1-2 references, and a short e-mail describing your interest in the position and any relevant background to  jgoldenziel at law.harvard.edu.

Student Financial Services

Exit Interviews will take place the week of April 5th. Please check your email to submit your RSVP online. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, April 5th at 4:30PM in Ropes Gray

Tuesday, April 6th at 9:00AM in Pound 101

Wednesday, April 7th at 2:00PM in Ropes Gray

Thursday, April 8th at 4:00PM in Griswold 110

Friday , April 9th at 12:00PM in Pound 102